Elizabeth A. Beierle

General and Thoracic Surgery
Children's Title
Charles D. McCrary Chair in Pediatric Surgery
Academic Title
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Associated Programs
Surgical Director, Hepatobiliary Clinic
Primary Address
1600 7th Ave. South
Clinic 14
Birmingham, AL 35233
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Secondary Address
1600 7th Ave. South
Lowder, Suite 300
Birmingham, AL 35233
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(205) 638-9688
(205) 975-4972
University of North Dakota
Medical School
University of North Dakota
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, general surgery
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA pediatric surgerySt. Christopher's Hospital for Children
pediatric surgical oncology
Board Certified general surgery and pediatric surgery
Professional Organizations
FACS, FAAP, APSA, SUS, Southern Surgical, American Surgical
Honors and Awards
Women Who Shape the State (2016), Top Doctors in Birmingham (2015-2017)
Notable Publications and Presentations
1. Regulates focal adhesion kinase expression in human neuroblastoma. J Biol Chem, 282:125
2. 53. Beierle EA, Ma X, Stewart J, Nyberg C, Trujillo A, Cance WG, Golubovskaya VM. Inhibition of focal adhesion kinase decreases tumor growth in human neuroblastoma. Cell Cycle, 9: 1005-15, 2010.
3. 66. Gillory LA, Megison ML, Stewart JE, Mroczek-Musulman E, Nabers HC, Waters AM, Kelly V, Coleman JM, Markert JM, Gillespie GY, Friedman GK, Beierle EA. Preclinical evaluation of engineered oncolytic herpes simplex virus for the treatment of neuroblastoma. PLOS ONE, 8:e77753, 1-19, 2013.
4. Waters AM, Stewart JE, Atigadda VR, Mroczek-Musulman E, Muccio DD, Grubbs CJ, Beierle EA. Pre-clinical evaluation of a novel RXR agonist for the treatment of neuroblastoma. Molec Cancer Ther, 14:1559-1569, 2015.
5. Waters AM, Stafman LL, Garner EF, Mruthyunjayappa S, Stewart JE, Mroczek-Musulman E, Beierle EA. Targeting focal adhesion kinase suppresses the malignant phenotype in rhabdomyosarcoma cells. Trans Oncol, 9:263-272, 2016.
Special Interests
Dr. Bierle is an Associate Professor of Surgery

Patient Care Emphasis:
Pediatric surgical oncology, neonatal surgery, burn and trauma care

Dr. Beierle's research interest lies in the study of pediatric solid tumors, specifically the signal transduction pathways involved in neuroblastoma.
Physician Type
Pediatric General Surgery
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